Sports at IST
SPORTS AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROGRAM
IST is committed to ensuring that students receive a balanced education through which they learn to understand the importance of not only intellectual endeavors, but equally importantly, of physical and emotional development. IST offers a wide range of musical, sporting, artistic, and other activities through its after school sports and co-curricular activities (CCA) programs. Participation in these activities is a valued part of the holistic development of our students and all students are encouraged to participate, regardless of their levels of ability and experience.
IST’s Athletic Department provides students with a range of opportunities to participate in competitive events within China’s international school community in three leagues: ISCOT, ISAC Beijing/Tianjin and ACAMIS. School sports promote the ideas of teamwork, commitment, resilience and sportsmanship, as well as, setting the principles of a healthy lifestyle.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPORTS
IST Elementary School students participate in sporting events in football, badminton, table-tennis, athletics and cross-country, both in ISCOT (International School Conference of Tianjin) and ISAC Beijing/Tianjin (International School Athletic Conference- Beijing/Tianjin).
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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
IST Secondary School students participate in sport events in football, basketball and volleyball (core sports), and badminton, table-tennis, athletics, Ultimate Frisbee and cross-country (invitational events) in three different leagues:
ISCOT: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS CONFERENCE OF TIANJIN
IST is a founding member of ISCOT and participates in seasonal league play in Elementary and Secondary School in the three core sports and invitational activities.
ISAC BEIJING/TIANJIN: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BEIJING/TIANJIN
Established in 1999, IST is a founding member of ISAC and participates in seasonal league play in Middle School and High School in the three core sports and invitational activities.
ACAMIS: ASSOCIATION OF CHINA AND MONGOLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Established in 1998, IST is one of the four founding members of ACAMIS. With over 75 international school members, the biggest interscholastic league in China offers divisional tournaments at the end of each season for High School students in the core sports of volleyball, basketball and football. Each division consists of 6 schools, and IST is part of one of the top-two, based on level and years-of-affiliation: the Red Division.
ACAMIS also offers large invitational tournaments amongst the China-wide organisation in badminton, athletics, table-tennis and swimming.
At the conclusion of school year an Athletic Awards Presentation is held to recognize the sports teams during the year that has just concluded. Awards will be presented to each school team for Most Valuable player-MVP, Most Improved Player-MIP, and Best team Player-BTP.
The IST Athletic Excellence Award will also be presented for male and female Athlete of the Year in middle school and high school categories.
To be considered for any of the awards, students must have punctual attendance to school and all practices. They should also demonstrate good sportsmanship, be a positive role model and an ambassador for IST.
Co-Curricular-Activities (CCAs) complement the sporting and performing arts components of IST’s Co-curricular Program, and provide an extension to the regular curriculum for students in Grades K-12. The CCA program at IST is especially popular at the elementary and middle school levels, and is offered in sessions of 9 or 10 weeks throughout the school year.
CCAs are grouped into 5 categories 1) Performing Arts, 2) Active Pursuits, 3) Sports, 4) Life Skills and 5) Classroom Extension. IST provides a balance of offerings within these 5 categories across the grade levels. A schedule with details for each CCA will be provided to students and parents as part of the sign up process prior to each session.
ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES OFFICE
IST has a professionally staffed Athletic and Activities Office to support the Athletics Program, After School Activities (CCA), Field Trips, and other necessary local contacts for educational purposes.
There are many necessary areas of support provided by the Athletic and Activities office, including:
- Support Athletic programmes and assist the Athletic Director
- Arrange transportation and accommodation for events.
- Tournament management- schedule, liaison with community and general needs of teams.
- Support After School Activities, Field trips, and Community service.
- Coordinate the Co-Curricular Activities Programme, including hiring instructors and local facilities as needed, liaise with the community, conduct surveys, visit facilities; etc.
- Research and collect information of potential field trip destinations.
- Consult with leading teachers to develop itineraries for Week Without Walls school trips.
- Arrange and liaise accommodation and activities for field trips.
- Develop contracts for overnight trips as necessary.
- Assist field trips as necessary.
- Coordinate with community service program to create contacts with local organizations and provide administrative support.
Training kits available to purchase
To purchase any of the items below simply visit the PE office in the gym